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“Sexy, Single & Successful” Ene Maya Lawani is the February 2011 MODE Men Mag Cover Girl



The February magazine covers are always extra special or should we say, extra spicy. For many, February is the “month of love” because of the Valentine’s Day celebration on the 14th.
The first February magazine cover to hit our mailbox in 2011 in for Mode Magazine.

Mode has chosen Miss Nigeria 2004, Ene Maya Lawani as their cover girl. According to the headline, Ene represents a “Sexy, Single & Successful” Bachelorette. Other features in the issue include a list of 2011’s “Hottest Bachelors & Bachelorettes” – Mode’s list includes – Jide Adenuga, Jasmine Bruce, Funke Fowler, Usman Dantata and Jennifer Obayuwana; You’ll have to pick up your copy of the magazine to see the rest of the list!

MODE hosted their annual MODE Men of the Year Awards on the 4th of December 2010 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos. Winners at the event included Designer, Ohimai Atafo of MAI and Style Mentor, Stan Mukoro.
Here are photos from the event.

Stan Mukoro receives his award

Ohimai Atafo on stage

Bunmi Ademokoya & Bryan Okwara

Steve Onu (Yaw of Wazobia FM)

Jasmine Bruce receives the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her father, Ben Murray-Bruce

Julius Agwu on stage

Didi Ocheja & Nike Oshinowo-Soleye

Alicia Ayere

Praize & Ugonna Omeruo

Funke Olufon

Lekan Balogun

NJ Umeruo

Duchess Tox

Mallam Nasir

Julius Agwu

Praize entertains the crowd

Kelechi Amadi-Obi & Ohimai Atafo

Radio/TV Personality Mofe Duncan & Stella Damasus


Omolola Itayemi

Linda Ikeji

Miss LaCasera - Onyeka Martina Udechukwu with Bukky George of HealthPlus/CasaBella

Lanre Curtis

Hosts - Ben Ogbewei & Mandy Brown-Ojugbana



Mode Men Photographer of the Year winner - Barnet Akpokabayen with his wife

Winifred Dike

Ayoola Ogunlade with his wife

Obong Idiong

In case you missed it, here are the last two MODE Mag covers.

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  1. Spree

    January 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Praize kinda looks like Dare art lade

    • Iceprincess

      January 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      yep…same one..9ja’s John Legend! lol

    • Iceprincess

      January 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      sawri..dat comment wuz meant 4 ‘jess’

    • GT

      January 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      truss meh

    • bobbydox

      January 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      yes for 1 just glanced and thought he was the 1

    • Karimah

      January 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

      thot it was Darey too

  2. aproko

    January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Linda ikeji,wat re u doing it that glass on a red carpet??
    They all have beautiful outfits.and something is just not right about the picture of d girl on the cover.I’m not feeling it

  3. Jess

    January 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Nice! Anyone know if that’s the same Praize who sang on M.I’s epic?

  4. lil mama

    January 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    all na ibo there na – barely saw any hausa or yoruba names. not tribalist but just an interesting observation.

    Not suprising as they are the ‘jews’ of nigeria in terms of their inherent economic and business acumen.

    • Iceprincess

      January 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      uhn..? ….lyk really?! SMH

    • Ready

      January 28, 2011 at 12:43 am

      Maybe she’s been thinking about that analysis for ages and really wanted to use it somewhere. Jews of Nigeria? Interesting point, but that was a stretch.

    • Tope

      January 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      na wa o!how did you people make such an observations???

    • Tope

      January 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      na wa o!how did you make such an observation???

  5. Straight4ward

    January 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @ Lil Mama: you are so tribalistic, it’s disturbing!

  6. Straight4ward

    January 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    @ Lil mama: So, Bunmi Ademokoya, nike oshinowo, Funke Olufon, Lekan Balogun, Mallam Nasir, Omolola Itayemi, Lina Ikeji, 2 people called Bukky, Lanre Curtis, Mandy Brown-Ojugbana, Akpokabayen, Ayoola Ogunlade. and Obong Idiong are all IGBOS ABI??….mtcheeeeeeeeeew!


      January 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

      Linda Ikeji is Igbo, from Imo State.
      her last name isn’t a typical Igbo last name, but she is.

    • Teris

      January 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm


  7. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    January 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    She’s pweety…Linda looks good.

  8. !!!

    January 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Cover girl: SEXY, SINGLE and successful. You go girl, no better way to advertise your availability. hehe…just messing about!

  9. lizzy

    January 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    praise’s looking alrite. Didn’t understand Bryan’s date/seat mate’s eyepencil sha oh.

  10. Nneka

    January 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Omolola Itayemi….that’s a fantastic shot of you!! Could be the cover of the magazine as well.

  11. e-bukun

    January 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Stella darling, i love you but you need to stop wearing garments and colors that make you look fluffy.

  12. sacharine

    January 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    @ Lil Mama. I hope one day we will be happy to see all Nigerians sucessful and moving forward regardless of their ethnicity and place of origin. I guess one ibo person is one too many for Lil Mama. Its a shame, may God help you

  13. iBreatheFreedom

    January 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    FINALLY. Nigerians dressing like people with mirrors. PRAISE GOD!

  14. hey

    January 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Linda your outfit is so boring….why not spice up your collection cos most of the pics of you i see are so dull…just an observation..

  15. Aminu Adamu

    January 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    This is classical bravo

  16. wtf

    January 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Word!!!!!!!!! u noticed there arent any other names but igbo’s…….ur kidding me rite?????ur not tribalist but ur statement is making u one…pls lets enjoy the pic and leave peoples last name out of it…..Naija i hail you

  17. NNENNE

    January 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    LOVELY! @ Lil mama…All I see is Nigerians.

  18. Jessica

    January 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Abeg the bachelors list come with telephone number??

    • NAIM

      January 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      lmao u wish..but dont some of us do also
      (just kidding o)

    • am real

      January 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

      true talk jarey. i hope it comes with thier phone number or wats d point of putting them on the mag so we can oh and ah?

  19. olivia

    January 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    @ Lil Mama, like are you for real? Didn’t you get the memo, its a new day and the ‘New Nigerians’ have moved beyond all the tribal jingoism albeit cleverly disguised otherwise……shio!!!

  20. Tutu

    January 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I just love the way they advertised Ene Maya Lawani as “Sexy, Single & Successful”. Its alsmost like a dating advertisment…hehe
    cuddos 2 her though coz she is arguably all three. All those bachelors that measure up better start taking note o coz i do not want that cover to be in vain…hehe

  21. honeybee

    January 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Please people, who is this Lanre Curtis guy?? He is so gorgeous! Im in lurve………

    • notaplayahater

      February 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      He sure is one tall drink of water.(Fanning myself-gosh its so hot;need me a drink)….I love am before you o!! lol.

  22. yinka

    January 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Its just a dummy cover,I saw it on face book.and really what’s wrong in being sexy and single?that doesn’t mean she’s advertising nigerians have a funny way of translating things,mscccewwwww

  23. Jenifa

    January 28, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Why Are they using style to put Ene Maya Lawani on blast? She could have been sexy and successful

  24. Yinka Ogunbajo

    January 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Bunmi and Ayoola looking cool! Love Ya, Yinka.

  25. Jonzing World

    January 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

    You ladies are too funny. What is the demography of the Magazine. Is it not a lifestyle Mag for Men?So sexy,single and successful is tilted to appeal to their male readers duh. But wait o what does Ene really Do?

    • tee

      January 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

      thank you. pls som1 tell us.

  26. onechicklikethis

    January 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Ene Maya looks really pretty on the cover, and i like how she’s sort of making a comeback after a few years of silence.

    But, sorry had to ask,why is she being described as sucessful? Does she have a thriving business she runs? career that she’s excelling in? or is it just because she was a Miss Nigeria Seven years ago? What exactly is she up to these days?

    No beef with the lady o, just curious

  27. moooo

    January 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    can someone pld tell us what she is successful at apart from been a miss nigeria for 6yrs.

  28. koa006

    January 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    lol!!! peopleee!!! u guys crack me up! oyah ene answer na…

  29. Sisi Ologe.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Hmnn… The Lekan Balogun guy = dark chocolate. *wink*

  30. myne Whitman

    January 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Lovely pics!

  31. naomi eo

    January 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    pls wats miss lacacera wearing? lol @ her shoes and hair

  32. caramel

    January 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Lekan Balogun- ooh la la!

  33. mary007

    January 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Maybe if we buy the magazine we all will find out what she does, as we cant buy, those that can please come back and tell us what she does for a living(wink wink we sort of know)

  34. BigU

    January 29, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Please oo…what does stan mokuro do??? and what does Praize sing??


    January 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Bryan Okwara (super sexy) says he’s not dating Bunmi?

  36. Yinks

    January 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Ene is the face of Tunics by ruru…and she has her own business too..And yes she is sexy, single and successful…what about you?

  37. jenny

    January 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    who is this Mrs Ayere???

  38. gigi

    January 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    business? LOL face or ruru makes her successful? well i’ll just shut up for now. Ene is not single and definitely not successful. she is sexy alrite

  39. muaha

    February 1, 2011 at 7:12 am

    no beef oooo
    Face of ruru,does a biz u cant lay ur hand on,let b realistic here when we want to point out an aunty as been successful 4 our kid to emulate,what u said is not re smarter dis day.

  40. Toneyala

    October 29, 2012 at 4:05 am

    We need to dress in Nigerian clothes, come on! we used to show Africa the way in terms being proud of ones heritage and culture . What a shame we’re beginning to turn bush people like East Africans always apeing white mans clothes

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